The Unwind Center, a long-term partner of the Goethe-Institut Chennai, is a community center that focuses on developing artists and art forms. Though with humble beginnings, it is now an iconic platform for live music performances in India.
The Goethe-Institut Chennai has been supporting Unwind Centre's endeavour to entrench a rock music scene in Chennai. The Indo-German Urban Mela offers a spectacular forum for 12 young Chennai bands spread over four evenings to showcase their talent.
It doesn't groove funkier than "Funktuation". Veterans in the genre of Funk, this band is a pet project, solely textured to exude their passion and love for music. With more than a decade's worth of experience in musical performance, this band came together to rediscover the raw ache for distilled music that once colored their musical ambitions. Go to the gig. You won´t be disappointed.
Another representative and flagship of Chennai's funky and groovy scene is the band "Frank's Got the Funk". Formed in 2009, the band was a concept created based on an imaginary personality called Frank! In reality, these guys just got together to have loads of fun, but the music got noticed and after "Nxg Rockstar", "Strawberry Fields", "Deepwoods" and more competitions, they were invited as the headlining band! "Frank's Got the Funk" has two albums under their belt so far.
"TWKC" ("Thundu Beedi Water Packet Kuchi Ice Curd Rice") can be labeled as a disciple of so called Experi-Metal. Formed in Chennai in 2008, the band carries their humor-metal with heads held high! Disbelief will hit you first, but the music will draw you in, and it's no surprise that judges at "IIT Saarang", "Anna Univ", "MCC" and others have had to award them. Their style of music described by their late lead guitarist Arjun Vasudev best on their facebook page: "The sound and feel created is unique to the band as our objective is to freak people out with our 'Randomly Innovated Performances'! This R-I-P, mostly implementing rapid tempo changes within songs and odd time signatures coupled with quirky vocal and bass lines...is our X-factor which makes us stand out and basically be remembered..."
- Style of music: Funk Rock/Alternative
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Funktuation/227540254005971
- Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paiYjXPF0jc
Franks Got the Funk:
- Year of formation: 2009 in Chennai/India
- Style of music: Funk/Rock
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fgtf.music
- Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwq4mBEG7K4&feature=related
- Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/Fgtf
- Interview: http://www.whackk.com/news-feed/band-interview-franks-got-funk
- Year of formation: 2008 in Chennai/India
- Style of music: Experi-Metal
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/T-W-K-C/188048189314
- Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxgpIGbi8xA
- MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/esiontwkc